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The attitude of Greek society to public-private partnerships in the public health sector

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Type
Published Article
Journal
International Journal of Healthcare Technology and Management
Publisher
Inderscience Publishers
Publication Date
Dec 20, 2017
Volume
16
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1504/ijhtm.2017.088857
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MyScienceWork
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Abstract

The need for reengineering the National Health Service of Greece is undeniable. Public private partnerships are examined as a possible funding tool. The research focus was on the social reaction of Greek society towards implementation of PPPs in the public health sector. Previous attempts to implement PPPs failed as a result of intense opposition from the citizens. A structured questionnaire survey took place. There were 500 recorded responses. Descriptive statistics and correlation analysis focusing on place of residence, age, and gender, were implemented, using SPSS. Both approaches appear to lead to the same conclusions. Respondents indicated that a positive social reaction was found towards the involvement of the private sector in providing specific support services during the contract. On the other hand, there is a great reluctance to involve the private sector in any service related to the direct provision of curative care to the patients in public hospitals.

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